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    This is a comprehensive lesson plan for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this information. As a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners use M&Ms® (or any other multi-color, equally-sized small candy or pieces) to create a pie graph that expresses the composition of air. They compare the composition of the air next to a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners examine and simulate wildlife entanglement by experiencing what it might be like to be a marine animal trapped in debris. Learners wrap rubber bands around their fingers...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) listed in the newspaper or online. They collect data over a period of days or weeks and look...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation. Learners discover that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    Water treatment on a large scale enables the supply of clean drinking water to communities. In this activity, learners develop methods to clean a polluted water sample, describe components of a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this quick activity about pollutants and groundwater (page 2 of PDF), learners build a model well with a toilet paper tube. Learners use food coloring to simulate pollutants and observe how they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In a class demonstration, learners observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. When polluted water evaporates, the pollutants remain behind, becoming...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners explore how the attractive forces between water molecules create surface tension and allow certain objects to float on the surface of water. Learners also discover how detergent breaks...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects. Learners observe the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours

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